Monday, June 15, 2009

The Host

A great mindless read from Stephanie Meyer (author of the Twilight vampire series). Based in the future this is a sci-fi romance book that is a bit underdeveloped as far as the character names and back stories go but fun none the less. If you are familiar with the Twilight series you'll know that Stephanie's trademark is to get you all hot and steamy and never give you the full enchilada... if you know what I mean. Oh, and she does the whole two guy thing in this too... Anyway! A great entertaining piece.

Wild Justice

An interesting book. I met the author Phillip Margolin here at Wordstock this past year, I believe this book is one of his first. Due to that I can't say it is the best book I've read because it bounces around a lot and it succumbs to the effect that writers can be plauged with called telling, not showing. The story is written such that you are told what is happening rather than being shown what is happening. This simply means that the readers never really get "sucked into" the book and feel that they are a part of the story. I have several others of his books and plan to read them to compare.